Cheers: Season 5, Episode 2

The Cape Cad (2 Oct. 1986)

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Sam refuses to accept Diane's reconsideration of his proposal, and brags to her about a romantic weekend he has planned in Cape Cod. Diane follows him up there, and Sam doesn't want her to know that his date had to leave early.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Dr. Frasier Crane (credit only)
Don Perry ...
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In light of her reconsideration of Sam's marriage proposal, Diane comes back to work at Cheers as she knows it's only time before Sam's will will once break down and he'll ask her to marry him again. Sam does let her work there only so that she'll see the bevy of babes he will be dating. He flaunts his next date, a romantic weekend getaway to the Cape, in her face. Despite his original date, Rhonda, canceling on him, he manages to get a replacement date, Vicki, who also ends up canceling on him once they get to the Cape because of an illness in the family. What's worse for Sam is that Diane shows up at the same inn just to rattle him. Wanting to show Diane that he is having a good time with anyone but her, he clandestinely sends Vicki off on her way by herself while hiding in his and Vicki's room supposedly with her. Diane however finds out that Vicki has been called away and does whatever she can to expose his lie without directly coming out and saying so. As Sam and Diane continue ... Written by Huggo

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Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) is only seen in this episode briefly in the opening scene, which occurs before the opening credits, but he has no speaking lines. The opening scene picks up where the previous episode left off. However, after the opening credits, when the scene resumes, Grammer is no longer around. Brenda Strong is probably best known as Sue Ellen Mischke from "Seinfeld" and Mary Alice Young from "Desperate Housewives." See more »


At the beginning of the show, Carla's new cat is having kittens. Later, representing later in that weekend, Carla gives them to Norm and the kittens are 6 weeks old. See more »


Diane Chambers: [at a Cape Cod inn] I'm kind of glad you're here. I've been sitting here driving myself crazy. When we used to come here, wasn't there a lobster trap out in the lobby?
Sam Malone: Oh yeah. I guess the lobsters finally wised up and started coming in through the kitchen.
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The Cape Cad (#5.2)
20 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Sam doesn't want to accept Diane's reconciliation and flaunts her dates around her. He even goes on a romantic weekend to some hostel, but she follows him. His date cancels and he has to do a lot to make it look as if he is with somebody. Diane catches him in a lie though. They talk but she then says maybe it is a bad time.

Oh God can they please stop doing it! I don't want the next season every episode one of them to want relationship and the other one resist ad then turn the ides again. This is extremely irritating and annoying.

Sure it still had some good moments. Like Norm covered by cute kittens and the couple in Sam's bathroom. But I hope the show goes back to better.

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